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flintstone vitamins. >> thanks for being with us. we'll be back at 7:26. have a great day. good morning. still rising, the price of gas in the golden state climbs even higher overnight. the new average now up to 4.67. are prices being manipulated and what's being done to bring them back down? today, exclusive the man behind kony 2012 about his breakdown at the peak of his movement's popularity. >> i literally thought i was responsible for the future of humanity. >> why did he snap, how did it impact his familiy and can he gt on track. and two wedding parties get
into a massive fight at a philadelphia hotel. one guest suffers a heart attack and dies and an investigation is under way today, monday, october 8th, 2012. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, welcome to "today." it is 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist today in for matt. we love to complain about gas prices here, everywhere really. but savannah, it is nothing compared to what they're dealing with in california. >> you got that right. look at a live station in north hollywood, a gallon of regular will run you $4.79. higher in some parts of the state. what's fueling the skyrocketing prices and what governor jerry brown is doing about it. >> and president obama is in
california this morning, went to a star studded campaign fund-raiser in l.a. last night and poked a little fun at his own debate performance. then we meet the creator of a blog that moks facebook with people that do constant updates. it is popular, but is it too mean spirited. and check out this pileup involving dozens of cars at a nascar race this weekend. it all happened on the final lap. we're going to have more on how it happened and how it ended in a moment. we begin with out of control gas prices in california. nbc dianaal vee ar is live in hollywood. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. imagine waking up to prices like these, $4.79 for a gallon of regular gasoline. what makes it tougher for drivers in california is that prices are higher here than anywhere else. something some politicians say could be criminal.
in california this weekend, what went up kept going up to drivers' dismay. >> i don't think i ever paid this much for gas. >> going to spend at least almost $100 to fill up. >> reporter: in just one week, the price for a regular gallon of gas jumped 50 cents, substantially higher than the national average, at a time when prices everywhere else are beginning to drop. it got so bad, some stations shut down. >> the stations said you know what, i don't think this high price is going to last. i'm just not going to buy because if i buy now, i might be stuck with expensive gas in my tank. >> reporter: so what's to blame store such big jumps at the pump? industry experts say low inventory coupled with fires at some refineries. some politicians suspect otherwise. in a letter to the federal trade commission, senator dianne feinstein questioned rising prices. during a drop in demand, and
clear excess in capacity, these statistics suggest other forces are at play. feinstein wants the ftc to see if they're manipulating prices. drivers want prices to go down. >> something has to happen. it has to go down, it has to. i don't know when. >> reporter: it may be a matter of days. >> i think we've seen the top, retail prices are done going up, should start coming down early next week, certainly by tuesday. >> reporter: until then, it will be a tough road ahead for drivers. and a sign of how serious the situation has become, governor jerry brown approved sale of winter blend gasoline early. he's hoping to increase gas inventory by up to 10%. savannah? >> diana alvear. thank you. here is willie. now to politics and the presidential race. president obama raising campaign cash in california while mitt romney is set to deliver a major speech today. nbc's peter alexander is in
lexington, virginia with the romney camp. peter, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you. just about an hour from now, mitt romney will try to draw a sharp rhetorical contrast with president obama on foreign policy issues, specifically those in the middle east. among other things according to experts, he will say hope is not a strategy. meanwhile, the president wrapping up a fund-raiser last night in los angeles area, told his supporters this election cycle everything is on the line. >> hello l.a.! >> reporter: enlisting a cast of celebrities, including stevie wonder, president obama picked up a little cash in california sunday night, made a self dep ri indicating illusion to last week's performance in the debates. >> everybody here incredible professionals, great friends, and they just perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> we're going to win florida, we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: wrapping up a three
day swing through the sunshine state, mitt romney is more confident and relaxed, invigorated by the strong debate and enthusiastic crowds. sunday, he previewed today's foreign policy speech in which he'll paint president obama as weak. >> i commit to you i will be a leader. when i am president, i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> reporter: with the race tightening, the campaigns are sharpening attacks. a top obama adviser dismissing romney's debate performance as fundamentally dishonest. >> mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. >> reporter: one of romney's top advisers asailed the administration response to the jobs report. >> this economy is not doing well. the fact that you have a white house celebrating an unemployment rate of 7.8% with 23 million americans out of work or unemployed or underemployed tells you a lot about the failure of this administration's policies. >> reporter: romney made a
delivered shift towards sharing a more compassionate side, something he long resisted, in three rallies recounting memories of a 14-year-old he befriended with leukemia. >> he asked me a difficult question. he said mitt, what's next. he called me brother romney, what's next. david passed away. i'll always remember, never forget his courage, his clear eyes, his full heart. david can't lose. i love the greatness of the soul of the american people. >> reporter: and this week's main event, in fact, won't include mitt romney or president obama. it is the vice presidential debate set for this thursday in kentucky between joe biden and paul ryan, and suddenly after the lopsided performance by the president last week, womillie, e stakes are higher. >> peter alexander, thank you. peter touched on it. we don't always give the most attention to the vice presidential debate, we did four years ago because of sarah palin, but it has new meaning because of the jobs numbers that came out friday, it is an
important six or seven days. >> a lot for the gentlemen to talk about, thursday night, a battle in danville, kentucky between paul ryan and vice president joe biden, so they'll be hoping to make the most of that opportunity. we want to check the day's other top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. an unprecedented term for hugo chavez as the socialist leader, reelected president of venezu a venezuela. carrie sanders is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the official reports show that the president won that unprecedented third term with 54% of the vote. the newspaper headline says it all, six more years for chavez supporters, his re-election an emotional moment in history.
fireworks filled the sky. and it went into the morning hours. his brand of socialism. >> we want better lives. >> reporter: hugo chavez, 58 years old, a star among the poor in south america, was himself surrounded by a hollywood star sunday, actor danny glover, a chavez supporter. for 14 years, he captured the imagination in large part because he has taken the oil well and used profits to give away free homes and subsidize grocery bills. >> i am happy for hugo chavez. >> reporter: he says the nation's oil wealth has been siphoned by a corrupt government, his supporters the middle class and wealthy, many now saying they will leave
venezuela, likely destination, the united states. >> i love venezuela, will continue fighting for freedom. >> reporter: president hugo chavez is battling cancer. were it to take his life in the first four years of his new term, the vice president would serve for only 30 days, just enough time to stage a new election. natalie. >> kerry sanders in venezuela, thank you. 27 new cases of fungal meningitis emerge as the outbreak linked to steroid injections spread to nine states. 91 people are infected as the drug company widens the recall. the steroid frequently used to treat back pain and authorities say thousands of patients may have been injected with drugs made at the effected facility. a plea deal today for the former cincinnati bengals cheerleader facing sex abuse charges. the agreement allows sarah jones to avoid a trial slated to begin wednesday.
the 27-year-old jones is expected to serve probation but no jail time for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student while she was a teacher at a local high school. the international space station getting a special delivery from the u.s. an unmanned, privately owned rocket and cargo capsule launched sunday bringing food, clothing and other scientific supplies to the space station, perhaps the most anticipated item in the dragon capsule, a freezer containing chocolate vanilla swirl ice cream. nasa turned to the private sector to supply the space station since retirement of the space shuttle program last year. and a massive 25 car pileup at talladega sunday, the final lap of nascar, tony stewart was avoiding a takeover attempt when michael waldrop sent him careening into other cars.
no one was seriously injured. for matt kenseth, he avoided the carnage unscathed, winning the race. quite a cleanup there on the track. 7:12 now, you're up to date. let's turn it back to savannah, willie, maria. >> thank you. >> we say it every time, it is amazing the safety they have in the cars. you saw that on a highway, you would figure mass casualties. everybody walks away from that, nobody is hurt. >> and they declare a winner. maria larosa in for al. how is it going? >> good, feeling the chill. this air mass taking over a huge amount of real estate. many of us waking up with temperatures in the 20s, 30s, 40s all the way down into central texas. no wonder we have a wide number of frost and freeze advisories that stretch from new england through the ohio valley, down into texas. many of these expire as the sun comes up, but just about everyone east of the rockies will see high temperatures today
7:12 monday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. look at this spectacular sunrise over the city by the bay. we actually have some showers coming down very light, very isolated and that will ramp up throughout the morning. the best chance for showers is between 8:00 and noon. at 1:00 p.m. nice, clear conditions. highs will be comfortable. 72 in livermore, 65 in san francisco. we have a better chance for showers as we head through your tuesday. >> and that's your weather. savannah, over to you. >> maria, thank you. police in philadelphia are investigating a wild scene at a hotel over the weekend. a brawl involving two wedding parties that ended with injuries, arrests, and one man's death from a heart attack. nbc katie tur has the story. >> reporter: the nasty clash between the two wedding parties was all caught on tape. there's no word why it started, but police in the city of brotherly love say there was too
many people with too much to drink and now one of those families is in mourning. this isn't the wedding video they were hoping for. watch as philadelphia cops try to break up a fight between not just one but two wedding parties early sunday morning. look carefully, you'll see a woman in white falls to the ground. >> did they just deck the bride? >> reporter: that's the voice of a 15-year-old that tapes it from the second floor of the sheridan. >> started punching each other, hitting each other. police came in, started clubbing people. >> reporter: police tell nbc news as many as 100 people were in the brawl which started with one wedding party in the hotel bar, and escalated when someone from another wedding party arrived and was hit with something. police had to call for backup not once but twice and say all of the chaos was made even worse by alcohol.
a number of people were injured, the 57-year-old man believed to be the uncle of one of the brides suffered a heart attack and died. a family's happiest day turned into its ugliest. >> the sheridan couldn't do much, it was out of their hands, there were too many people, probably had too much to drink. >> reporter: the sheridan released a statement saying they were cooperating with the on-going police investigation and offered heartfelt condolences to the family. as of now, one person was arrested for assault. more charges could come. philly police are reviewing the videotape to see if anything could have contributed to that one man's death. savannah? >> 7:15. here is willie. more on the presidential race. ohio a big prize on election day. one area of that swing state getting attention from both the president and from mitt romney. our capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell was in cincinnati this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
willie. we all know ohio is a battleground, but the fight is on smaller turf. a county like this, where there are 800,000 people among the most sought after voters anywhere. in some parts of the state, it is predictable, pro-obama or pro-romney. hamilton county could swing and decide it all. picking sides in cincinnati is usually a fight over who makes the city's best chili, piled high, smothered in cheese. now it is about ohio's biggest fall prize. >> register to vote here. >> reporter: winning southwest ohio's hamilton county. >> it is ground zero, right where we are. >> it is a county president bush won in '04, barack obama won in '08. >> reporter: the county has traditionally gone republican. >> this is a place we plan to reclaim in 2012. >> reporter: a shot at victory means countless steps and
thousands of front doors. >> hi, my name is shelby, organizing for america, president obama's re-election team. >> reporter: volunteers that risk the dreaded hangups. the county democratic party is all about banking support by encouraging early voting. >> what sort of pressure do you feel as county chair? >> a lot. >> reporter: democrats need local college students involved and a big repeat turnout from african-americans. >> the support is here for the president and i know that the republicans are worried about that. >> reporter: republicans rely on well guarded, complex consumer data to find potential supporters, many who don't always vote, and get them to vote early. and their biggest ambition is winning back independents and republicans who picked obama last time. in 2008, who did you vote for? >> obama. >> reporter: and this year? >> romney.
>> reporter: valerie and robert herman voted obama in '08, call themselves undecided. >> frankly, i don't know what i am going to do. >> disappointment on where he said we would be today and we're not there, my general enthusiasm has waned for him. >> reporter: many are feeling the pressure their votes could swing the state. >> elections are tense, seems like more people are distressed about the outcome of this one. >> i feel so privileged i think to be a hamilton county voter, to have that spotlight on what we're doing. >> reporter: local democratic officials tell us that the energy on their side took a little longer to develop, but they think they've got it now, while republicans are trying to run up as many votes as they cannot only to win the county but to offset where the president is stronger in other parts of the state. willie, voters we met are just anxious to see this over. willie? >> kelly o'donnell, thanks so much. it is amazing, a small pocket of voters, not just in the state of ohio but also florida, colorado
will decide who will become the next president of the united states. kelly, thanks so much. here is savannah. heavyweights jon stewart and bill o'reilly have a lot to say about the election. over the weekend they squared off in an online debate. >> reporter: organizers called it the rumble in the air conditioned auditorium. for 90 minutes, jon stewart and bill o'reilly traded jabs over the serious, substantive, much of the night was spent on silliness. in one corner, comedy central's disputed, albeit vertically challenged jon stewart. >> the altitude is rough there. >> reporter: the face of fox news took on some props. >> adios, sayonara, aloha, it is boring.
>> my friend bill o'reilly is completely full of [bleep]. >> how did two personalities such as yourself, who are almost polar opposites, share willingness to come together when congress can't. what advice would you give congress? >> and what would you like for christmas, little boy? >> reporter: after the lap dance, fire and substance over entitlements. >> you didn't say advertise on the radio for food stamps. >> why is it if you take advantage of a tax break and you're a corporation, you're a smart business man. if you take advantage of something you need not to be hungry, you're a moocher. >> reporter: they sparred over health care. >> free market failed. >> you can have government regulation of it, just don't have them run it
was be insaid but over the snail's pace of the livestream. after paying $4.95, thousands moved to facebook to complain. >> thank you for coming out to see us. >> reporter: after the debate o'riley and stewart apologized for the technical glitches and offered refunds and then in a show of surprising and unprecedented restraint, no victory dance around the ring. >> i don't think you can look at these things, you know, of this idea it's a match and there's a winner and the winner takes all. >> the display that you saw tonight is why america is america, you know. robust, creative, no holds barred. >> get off. >> reporter: half of the proceeds of that event will be going to various charities chosen by o'riley and stewart. one historical note here, savannah guthrie, its is probably the first time in the
history of debates that martin van burren and lil wayne have ever been referenced on the same stage. >> you're probably right. well, let me google that just to make sure. craig melvin, thanks so much. >> i actually think weiszy did come up in the lincoln/douglas debate. >> like how they did the post-debate debrief, like a sporting event. >> their rival is very interesting. >> bipartisanship on tv. >> they can do it. just ahead, the man behind "kony 2012" opens up about his very public meltdown in an exclusive morning show interview. and then a happy ending for a woman who survived a brutal assault and was told she'd never have kids of her own, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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there's a big breakfast... [ mini ] yee haw! ...in those fun little biscuits. it is 7:26. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. president obama making one major stop before he arrives right here in the pay area this afternoon. he's visiting kern county to officially announce the establishment of the cesar chavez national monument. that property is the headquarters of the united farm workers and serves as planning and coordination centers for chavez and his movement from back in the 1970s. now, after that, the president will fly into san francisco for a major fund-raiser at the bill graham civic auditorium. there will be a concert featuring john legend and a dinner reception for all the supporters. that event sold out and we will be having a live report coming up on the president's visit during our 11:00 newscast. right now let's get a check on that monday forecast. christina loren is here to tell us all about it.
look at that. >> spaectacular. good morning to you at home. we have phenomenal sunrise pictures. let's show you foster city, that's san bruno. beautiful conditions all across the bay area actually courtesy of low clouds and rain showers coming down. we actually have rain clouds out there. there's a little activity from san francisco and around the san jose mountains. the mountains surrounding san jose. as we head throughout the day today, temperatures are going to be cool. 70 in concord, 75 in san francisco. we actually have a pretty good chance of seeing some of those showers between the hours of 8:00. just a half hour away. tomorrow an even better chance for rain. wednesday through thursday we clear out, get cold air and temperatures drop. by this weekend we're talking about a warmup so the roller coaster ride continues in the weather department. let's see how your ride is doing in the traffic department. >> let's show the folks the full screen here. over on the left you see the winding backup. you see the sun effect on our
len as well. prepare for that sunrise slowdown coming south down the peninsula. the map will be you the northbound 280. but 85 and 101, 87 as well, also that slowing for the south bay. south 880 out of hayward and in toward fremont we have the slowdown as well as the castro valley y. the accidents have cleared from berkeley and around the racetrack and a lighter flow near the bay bridge toll plaza. it might be that columbus day, jon. back to you glnc. for the latest traffic and news updates check us out on facebook.
it started to go to a point where my mind started to turn against me and it went click, i was not in control of my mind or body. >> you probably recognize jason russell, the filmmaker behind "kony 2012." opening up to jenna bush hager about his very popular meltdown earlier this year. how is he doing now? we'll hear from him and meantime inside studio 1a, i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist. matt will be back tomorrow. >> also ahead this morning. are you one of those parents who tweets or facebooks every time your kid loses a tooth or gets an "a" on a test. if you are one of those parents, milestones big and small beware of oversharing because one blogger is watching and could be having a little fun at your expense. we will meet her. >> okay. just ahead, legendary rocker
pete townsend will be here to talk about his new memoir detailing his life in the who, his difficult childhood and why he says he regrets not facing the child pornography case he faced in 2003. let begin this half hour with new details on a story that gripped viewers in 2010. a woman who helped catch her attackers decades after she was abducted and sexually assaulted. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen here with an update on that story. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: what a story for a monday. met a lot of people, done a lot of stories, but no question this is the most inspirational person i have ever met. it is a miracle she's even alive. jennifer never gave up, never let her rapist win, but he did take one thing from her, her dream of having kids. because of the rape, doctors said it's nearly impossible for jennifer to have kids. well, guess what? jennifer never thought she would be here, eight months pregnant,
just a little heartbeat away from being a mom. >> i'm 44. >> last time we talked you sat in that very seat you told me i wanted a big family and i don't think i could have it and here you are. >> two years later expecting a baby. i can't believe it. >> reporter: after all, the path to this joyous moment was riddled with pain. as a little girl in 1990 they didn't come any cuter than jennifer. like so many 8-year-olds her biggest fear was sleeping in the dark. >> i remember saying just because i love you, mom, i'm going to go sleep in my own bed tonight. >> reporter: then the unthinkable. >> i woke up to a man running with me down the sidewalk of our apartment. he had come in through the window and kidnapped me. of course, i tried to scream. he immediately covered my nose and mouth, put me in his
vehicle, and we drove off. i remember him holding a knife to my throat in the front seat of the car and asking me if i was scared. the next thing i remember after that is him dragging me through this field by my ankles, raped me and then he slit my throat from ear to ear and left me in the field to die. >> did you think you were going to die in that field? >> i knew i was going to die. >> reporter: neighborhood kids playing hide and go seek found her the next day, barely alive. jennifer was rushed to the emergency room. >> i was writing notes in the hospital because i could not physically speak, and they said i would never be able to talk again. >> reporter: just days later a miracle. jennifer got her voice back. >> these days it's hard to get me to be quiet. >> reporter: in fact, she spent the next 19 years speaking up, working with police to crack her own case, and she did.
investigators caught him sexually abusing another woman, matched his dna to jennifer's crime scene nearly 20 years earlier. suddenly her rapist had a name. dennis earl bradford, a married welder, a father himself. >> what was it like getting the call, he's captured, we found him? >> it was the most amazing moment of my life. >> not a single day goes by where i don't see that baby. >> reporter: and soon police had a confession. after decades of silence, bradford opened up. >> i took that little girl out there, and i raped her and i cut her throat. >> reporter: bradford later hanged himself in his jail cell. >> as a result of him raping me i have -- as an 8-year-old child i cannot have children normally.
>> reporter: something was stolen from you. >> i'm an only child. i've always wanted a big family, and to know that i have to now rely on medical advances and doing in vitro, and there's a chance that might not even work. >> reporter: but jennifer's persistence paid off, again. >> love you. >> love you. >> reporter: starting ivf treatments with the help of this man she calls an angel. dr. craig whitz. >> this really is a story of survival. >> reporter: this really touched you? he offered jennifer expensive in vitro services for free. >> it was without any thought, you know, for god sake, what can we do to help this person to try to make things right.
>> reporter: and boy did he ever. the girl who never gave up is about to have a little girl of her own. this is a miracle baby. >> she is, yeah. >> reporter: have you thought about what you're going to tell your daughter one day about what happened to you? >> i always sought justice for myself and for others, so i hope that from my whole experience she can see, that you know, i kept going and hope that she learns from that and always stands up for herself and what she believes in. >> reporter: be strong like mom? >> right. >> reporter: jennifer and her fiance jonathan are expecting next month, sweet justice. >> i feel like this is my happy ending. >> reporter: and jennifer isn't done yet. she wants more kids, and the chance to have a big family, and she may get that chance. doctors froze eight of her fertilized embryos after her ivf treatment so this is just the beginning of that happy ending. we wish her so much luck. >> what an incredible story. >> amazing woman. >> an amazing woman.
>> you get sadness and anger and in the end you get strength from her. >> reporter: >> she's great. >> now the tough turn to weather. for that we go to mah maria larosa. good morning. >> definitely chilly here in new york city, but for so many of us you're dealing with temperatures today that aren't only going to get into the 40s and 50s and basically the eastern half of the country, you're talking about high temperatures that are going to be 10 to 20 degrees below average. look at north carolina, 40s with rain today so it will be pretty nasty. oklahoma city down below freezing, earliest freeze on record for you. the west coast is doing pretty good with all the sunshine. we'll see 68 degrees in seattle. the northern tier, a few showers, n good morning to you bay area. 7:37 now. starting with this live, beautiful shot over san francisco. we do have the heavy low clouds.
yeah, we're actually getting some showers out there this morning so you want to keep that in mine. you don't need to drag that umbrella to work with you because as we head through about noon today, those clouds will clear and we'll get a gorgeous second half of the day. 65 in san francisco, 70 in san jose. better chance of rain showers over the greater bay area tomorrow. by wednesday, we cool you off. can you get a check of your weather any time at the weather channel or at weather.com. willie, back over to you. >> all right, maria. thank you very much. coming up, the actress just named the sexiest woman alive. but up next, the man behind the "kony 2012" phenomenon opens up to jenna bush hager about his recovery about his very public breakdown, right after this. for months, i had this deep pain all over my body.
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jason russell became an overnight sensation with his "kony 2012" video, but a short time later he suffered a very public break doup. he sat down with "today" contributing correspondent jenna bush hager to talk about the fallout and how he's doing now. jenna, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. when one of jason russell's videos went viral and ignited a worldwide test test him. >> for 26 years kony has been kidnapping children into his rebel group, the lra. >> reporter: when "invisible children" uploted its new video last march the mission was simple. make joseph kony fils-aime. >> and i'm about to tell you exactly how we're going to do it. >> reporter: kony 2012 was a call to action to stop the lower resistance army and the tragedies they were committing in uganda. >> the night i first met jacob he ted me when he and other children were living through. >> reporter: by the time he was
12 years old jacob had already been abducted by the lra and watched in herror as they killed his brother. when filmmaker jason russell heard his story he knew he had to share it with the rest of the world. "kony 2012" became the most watched viral video in history with more than 100 million views in less than six days. what was that week like for you? >> it was so chaotic. i mean, it was so exciting because it felt like the world was for us, and then at the same time it was heartbreaking and felt almost like a nightmare because it felt like the world was against us. >> average close to 1 million hits per hour. >> reporter: suddenly jason was everywhere, flying across the country, doing television interviews about the video, and then facing scrutiny about the charity after the website crashed and thousands of orders for action kits went unfilled. all of the pressure started to take a toll on jason behind the
scenes. >> i didn't know what i was doing. >> reporter: after dedicating nearly ten years of his life to the children of uganda, it took only ten mitts on a san diego street corner for jason's whole world to unravel. >> what? >> reporter: that's jason, ten days after the release of "kony 2012," naked, pacing, screaming, all captured on video and posted tmz. tell me about that day. >> my mind couldn't stop thinking about the future. i literally thought i was responsible for the future of humanity. like it started to go into a point where my mind finally turned against me, and there was a moment where, click, i was not in control of my mind or my body. >> reporter: doctors called the episode a psychotic break. had a was that like for your family? >> i mean, it's hard for my wife to talk about it still because it was so scary and traumatizing. >> reporter: jacob, the ugandan boy featured in "kony 2012," is
now a 22-year-old man studying to become a lawyer. when he saw jason's meltdown on the internet jacob worried that his friend had sacrificed too much to save him and the other ugandan children from a terrible fate. >> the cause of everything that is going on in his life snow blamed it on yourself? >> yeah. i was asking myself, what if i hadn't met him, and what if i had not told him my story. >> reporter: how have you taken care of yourself in the last couple of months? >> it's just been really spending time with my family, a lot of, like, slowing down, you know, yoga, therapy, and it's really been healing for the mind, body, soul. >> show her the beginning of the movie. >> reporter: today jason is back at work updating the story of jacob and the international manhunt for joseph kony. it's called "move," an appeal to supporters to march on washington on november 17 and demand that world leaders bring kony to justice.
>> i don't think anything can compete with the perfect storm of "kony 2012" but we do hope that millions of people do see this next film and know that we are still committed. >> reporter: jason and invisible children are hoping to catch lightning in a bottle for a second time. they uploaded the new movie "move" to youtube last night. savannah, i asked him is he ready for this, interviews, and he said this time he's going to take his health much more seriously. >> good to see him doing better. jenna bush hager, thanks for this story. appreciate it. still ahead, we'll take a turn and show you four websites that will change the way you shop online. but up next big bird goes on "snl" to talk about his surprising place in the presidential race. ♪ [ male announcer ] 20,000 btus produce a delicate sear. double-oven range makes dinner and dessert -- at the same time. turbo-charged advantium oven cooks more than twice as fast,
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>> okay. >> yeah. it's so weird to think that just a few days ago i could just blend in like every other perfectly normal 8 foot tall talking bird. >> cute. >> we have to say savannah guthrie was hanging around studio 8h around "saturday night live" and met big bird. >> my mom is in town. brought her to the dress rehearsal for "snl" and donna who works here took us backstage and i met big bird. i have to tell you something came over me when i saw big bird on stage. i became 5 again. i went like this to my mom, and i went, mom, big bird. i don't know what happened, and i met him and told him that. i said i grew up with you and it's really neat. the same person has been doing it since 1969. >> '69, yeah. >> so he's all of our big birds. >> is it true that you were actually taller than 8 foot tall big bird? >> oh, no, you didn't, miss morales. >> yes, i have the picture to prove it, but we can't show it
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it is 7:56. good morning, everybody, i'm jon kelley. one of those good news, bad news things. on the downside gas prices are soring. but on the brighter note help may be on the way. governor brown signing an order telling the state air resource board to start the immediate production of the winter pleble of gas. that's a much cheaper gas to make and theoretically will bring the prices down. aaa reporting the average price of gas in san francisco $4.73. oakland and san francisco close behind on the average. over y'a overall the bay paying over 40 cents higher than a week ago. weatherwise there's a lot in storm. christina loren says get ready. >> this ought to take the edge off a little bit. good morning to you. temperatures will only end up in the 70s at least until thursday when we crdrop off a little bit.
we do have high and midlevel clouds out there, even getting some showers this morning. we're expecting more of that activity between 9:00 and noon. we'll get showers all the way south to palo alto. by 1:00 p.m. the whole thing blows back out to sea. temperatures will be cool with that area of low pressure lingering offshore. 65 in oakland, 69 in san francisco 75 in san jose. we clear you out wednesday into thursday but the cool front comes through and drops your temps into the 60s. let's check your drive with mike. >> we have slow northbound 280 coming town toward the center of the screen. we see slowing also on the map. the same stretch of roadway on the red zone south 80 approaching that backup. it's backed up on the connector because of that but not so bad on the northbound routes. we'll look at palo alto, southbound 101. look at all the slowing approaching university. this is what i call the sunrise slowdown. it's making it tough for the drivers to see in the southbound 101 direction. >> sunglasses. all right, mike, thank you very much. for the latest traffic and news
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8:00 now on this monday morning. it's the 8th of october, 2012. . 8:00 on a monday morning. it is a chilly start to the day here in midtown manhattan. everyone is bundled up on our plaza. do you have an idea of the temperature right now? i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist. meantime, there's a reason they are playing the who this morning because keith is out with a new memoir. his life with the who. some of the wild times. we'll talk about that coming up.
>> i just met him a few moments ago. my year is officially made. >> i was like, is that you bowing down over there? >> it's all downhill. joran van der sloot serving a sentence for becoming a father. we'll talk about that. and we'll talk about the creator for parents who overshare online. it is extremely popular. some people think it is hilarious and others say it crosses the line. the woman behind it who is not a parent answers critics in her first live television interview. >> we did a poll on today.com to ask whether the site is funny or mean-spirited. we'll reveal that in a moment. you'll be surprised, i think. >> i want to know. let's go inside to natalie at the news desk. hey, nat. >> good morning to you, everyone. mitt romney delivers a major speech on foreign policy today in virginia. romney is set to accuse president obama of being passive
on middle eastern affairs and is failing to back up words with action. president obama, meanwhile, campaigns in california where he attended a celebrity-driven fund-raiser last night. his campaign released a new ad slamming romney as amateurish on foreign policy. the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of american teen natalee holloway in aruba has impregnated a woman who visited him in prison in lima, peru. joran van der sloot is serving a sentence for murdering a young peruvian woman. van der sloot's lawyer says the pregnancy is beyond its third month. the paper says van der sloot confirmed the news in a phone call. police believe a backpack and woter bottle found sunday belong to a 10-year-old denver girl missing since friday. the items were found about 15 miles from jessica ridgeway's home. volunteers helped police search for the child this weekend. jessica was last seen on her way to meet classmates before school
but school officials said she never arrived. we'll have more on this in our next hour. now we'll head to wall street to kayla townsend at wall street. >> reporter: good morning. wall street is relatively sleeping on this columbus day holiday but investors are still finding thorns in the relatively positive jobs report from last friday. this week we also have the earnings from u.s. companies like jpmorgan chase, pizza hut and signs of slowing corporate economy are concerned there. it is not hurting the stock market right now with the dow jones industrial average near levels it has not seen in five years. back to you. >> kayla, thanks. now for a look at what's trending today, our quick round-up of what has you talking online. esquire.com announced that mila kunis has been named the sexiest woman alive. the 29-year-old actress posed on the november cover in nothing but a pair of skip-tight slacks. magician david blaine's latest stunt made him a
lightning rod for criticism online. fans can watch live on youtube as blaine spends three straight days standing in a one-million volt man made lightning storm while wearing a metal suit. a 69-year-old physics professor says the trick is so tame he would do it himself but he would need to take a nap. and jay-z and beyonce brought down the house with their last concert in brooklyn. hometown hero jay-z even took the subway to the show where the couple had a duet including "young forever" and "crazy in love." 8:04 right now. let's go back outside to savannah and willie. >> thank you, natalie. let's go to maria larosa to find out what is the temperature. maybe she knows. >> ask a professional. >> a little chilly in new york city, feeling the breeze, but we have a great crowd to take on new york's chill. the question is, are you? we'll look at lima, ohio, to
wlio, sunny, cool and 56 degrees. we have some bright sunshine obviously not going to do a whole lot in a lot of spots because we are seeing temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below average. take a look at where the rain is. we are seeing temperatures in the 40s and 50s. so a little raw from atlanta to the midatlantic. it's off to the west, that must be the place to be, and through the four corners, the colorado w@w@w@w@w@w@w@w@w@w@w@w@w@w@w@w@ good morning to you. 8:05, starting with this live beautiful picture over oakland. you will notice dark clouds out there. we expect a little shower activity between now and about noon. temperatures today are going to be on the cool side, 65 degrees in san francisco. 65 in fremont, 70 in san jose and 72 in livermore. we'll stay cool through thursday. after the cold front comes through, down to the upper 60s. friday into the weekend we warm you up above where we average this time of year.
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more. >> reporter: a vomiting baby and a potty training that has clearly missed its mark. it seems there's no joy of parenting too private to share. and you can find it all on st stfuparentblog.com. it becomes must-read material. readers eager to see just how much the mommies and daddies are willing to share. from i can't believe they posted that picture, to status updates hijacked by overzealous parents. for example, kevin writes, anyone up for going to see a movie this weekend? bailey replies, i haven't seen a movie at the theater since six months into my last pregnancy with a huge ten-pound guy who destabilized my pelvis. it is that kind of
oversharenting that drug her to write this blog. she outed herself on "the ricki lake show." >> it is more like i'm highlighting what i know. >> reporter: fans love the parenting blogging and tmi, moms themselves have mixed opinions. >> i don't think it is fair for anyone to judge. >> they are cute to see how they are growing up, but then sometimes it is too much, overwhelming at times. >> reporter: the mom bloggers say she is too hard on the online parenting community. >> i can guarantee if she decides she wants to become a parent, she will be there. and she really will appreciate the community that is there to support her. >> whatever your feelings on oversharenting, you may never look at a parmesan shaker the same way. >> ftsuparentblog.com, we have therapist and host of the goto
movie series here as well. ladies, thank you for being with us. blair, i'm going to start with you, i'm a parent and we overshare. i have a 5-year-old and 3-year-old. we spread the word with pictures and tweets and everything else, but what gets a lot of people about your blog is you seem to be obsessed with it. why does it upset you so much and bother you so much? >> it doesn't actually bother me. i think it is just an interesting culture phenomenon. when i saw nobody else was talking about it i decided to go ahead and take the lead. so it's not really an obsession so much as just an interest in how parents are using social media. >> so some people say it's a little bit mean spirited and i recognize this all started with the old christmas letters. you remember the family letters go out and you hear every detail of our friend's child, their life, everything going on, but now it is twitter. now it's facebook. these are weekly, daily, hourly updates. is it about the tools we have now? is that why we are oversharing? >> i think sometimes, yeah, we have these tools and i think
that because we are in the age where they are so new to us, some people don't want to edit themselves. i think some people have consciously decided i'm not going to worry about it, i'm not going to edit myself and they want to share the information. >> i want to hear what you have to say about this poll. we asked at todaysmoms.com, here's the poll numbers, do you think sffu parents blog is funny or mean-spirited? 88% said funny, 12% mean-spirited. can you relate to the 12% there who think it is a little mean? >> i think probably some of those people are oversharers themselves or they have not checked out the site. i know it's not for everybody, but most of the time the section is positive. a lot of parents read the site and i get a lot of e-mails from parents every day. so most people say, i'm a parent myself and i don't want to know my friend's child popped in the potty. >> kimberly, why do we do it as parents, because we definitely
tell our friends every step of the way. why? >> just as human beings, whether we are a parent or not, we all have a that need to feel heard and valued. when we share something we are passionate about, which are children, it opens a dialogue about what our day is like as a parent. parenting is not easy. we all know as parents we have the trauma and the triumphs. and sometimes they are really funny and we want to share it because it can be very isolating to be a parent. >> what does it mean for kids, though, because long-term we are in a whole new world if you post a photo or information about a kid, it can live forever online. what are the implications for kids? >> i think often with oversharing it is a boundary issue. some of us have stronger boundaries and we are not willing to share certain descriptive pictures about our families or children. it can haunt them in the future. if someone is doing a search on them, they can be a target for bullying. we don't want that. we don't want to label our photos with our children's names. johnnystuart.com, i mean, jpeg,
forever you're plastering a poster of your child on the internet until the end of time. >> blair, what won't you do? what won't you post online? how do you protect families like this? >> i think it is just important to remember the things that really matter are the things that are going to appeal to yourself and to your friends. just try to be considerate of your child, yourself, your friends. be aware of the fact it is not just about you and it is not just about how adorable your child is or something he did that might have been very disgusting you had to deal with. sometimes your friends just don't need to know all that information. and they are better off for it. >> you have said you hope you have children in the future. we hope you have children in the future. what are you going to do that first smile that comes through, the first trip to the potty, because you cannot share a picture? >> i'm a relatively private person when it comes to sharing already on social media, but i think it is just important to be -- you know, you can post the first picture of your child's
smile. i think that's great. if your child has a milestone or even if she does something cute, talk about it. but just try to edit yourself when it comes to being oversharing. there's a difference between sharing and oversharing. >> all right. a little good advice this morning. ladies, thank you so much. blair, kimberly, thank you very much. up next, the legendary rocker pete townsend opens up about the highs and lows of his remarkable career. that's right after this. the hi remarkable career. that's after this. the capital one cash rewards card gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone, but her... likes 50% more cash. but, i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes how about some cupcakes? yes lollipop? yes! do you want an etch a sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no you got talent.
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memoir "who i am." pete townsend, good morning. good to see you. >> thank you. >> we're all kind of bowing down this morning. wonderful to have you here. so why did you decide to write your life story? >> i decided to write it when i was 20. it's taken me a long time. it just felt the time was right. i'm 67. if i waited any longer, i could be dead, and there's a lot to say. >> the title is "who i am," a play, of course, on the band's name but is that a question you think you answer through the book? >> i think i do, and i think i have. that's good. i'm happy who i am and i never expected that. you know, i was rather a miserable young man. >> what a life you've, and you speak of misery as a young man. you had a really hard upbringing. you write in the first pages of the book about being sent away to a grand matter wmother who w abusive. do you think that ultimately defined your life and your music? >> it not defined my music by definitely came out in it, definitely, definitely, and
could i see evidence of it in my music that actually did lead me to get therapy to look at just that because i could see it in the lyrics, you know, that i'd had trouble as a kid. i didn't remember much about it, but the most important thing was the contrast with the fabulous stuff, the life that i had with my dad who was a band musician and i was with them and traveling with them and that part was great. with my grandmother it was dark and then back with the band again. it was a contrast that was so hard to handle, and i didn't remember much about it until i went into therapy. >> seems like a roller coaster ride. you mentioned that you don't remember much. there are hints in this book of abuse, sexual abuse even, but you never come right out and say it. is it because you don't remember or because it's just too painful? >> partly because i don't remember and partly because i don't want to delve too deeply into it. i don't know how much i would gain from going into it, and when i was in their, i was urged to try to go into regression and pull stuff out. you know, i don't think it was
really as serious as so many people suffer, and i do think, too, that redemption for me has been through being creative and allowing it to come out. and the other thing that's wonderful is i've done that. allowed it to come out. some of it is a bit icky, some of the scenes are rather dodgy, but it's important to remember sympathy, apathy and similar experience for post-war children. >> i want to ask you about something controversial and you write about it in the book. accused of looking on a child pornography website and you've given quite a defense of it in your book. can you explain what happened? >> i was trying to prove that credit card companies were taking money for child porn. i didn't enter a website, didn't look at images, and a couple of us that were campaigning and we gave it up in the end because it seemed so futile.
it seems strange that it's been proved that credit card companies could refuse to take money from any website that they choose, but there's too much money out there. >> and because of that, you had to actually register as a sex offender. >> i had to register as a sex offender because i wouldn't go to court. 11 computers were taken from my hou house, you know. an investigator found that i hadn't -- a forensic investigator found out that i hadn't entered the website, and -- but nonetheless, by the time the court -- the case came to -- the charges came to be presented to me, it was five month i had to wait. i was exhausted, and i felt if i went to court i would be offering myself up for sacrifice, so i was kind of waiting for this moment, to do the book, put it down, and once that actually happened is more stuff has come out. a couple of guys on the investigating force have come forward and gave me letters to say that they never believed and there was no evidence, that i'd actually entered a website and a
guy got hold of the actual hard drive and said, you know, there's irrefutable proof that i didn't face it but now i can come and face you. it would have been tough and certainly impossible for me to go to court. >> so much to talk about, beyond, that all of your music, some of those wild days. how did you start smashing the guy tar, which later became your signature move? >> it's kind of a bit artie fartie. i was at art school, a course about rat callization art and changing the way we do art, painting and sculpture, and i used my guitar in a different way on stage. i had big amplifiers, and one day i was hamming around with my guitar and the neck broke off, and hi people in the audience from my class at art college and they were looking at me and saying, pete, this is the opportunity to go the whole way and i went the whole way and then it became a gimmick. >> crazy days, the classic drugs
and rocki 'n' roll kind of thin, alcoholism, the whole thing. you talk about it in the book. do you ever look around and say i'm still here, i can't believe it. while so many others are not? >> because i didn't do it properly. >> well, that's one way to look at it. was there something cathartic about writing this book and putting it all down? >> yeah. there was. you know, there were bits when i thought i wish there was more. i'm coming across a bit boring but i tell the truth in the back. >> the book is not boring and it's an honor to have you here to talk about it. >> thank you very much. >> once again the book is called "who i am." just ahead, four websites that will change the way you shop after a check with your local news on a monday morning.
good morning to you. it is 8:26. i'm marla tellez. a vigil is planned tonight for a hercules woman found dead over the weekend. police say someone killed susie ko friday night. her husband was working in idaho at the time. police took the home's front door as evidence during her investigation. they say ko's car is missing. police are looking for a 2011 sky blue subaru out back. plate number 1a1f680. the family has created a website, we love susieko.com to spread awareness about this came. a pretty empty bay bridge
toll plaza. >> yeah. columbus day may be playing a factor. look at the map as we approach the san francisco side on the upper deck. an accident slow to clear at the end of the sky way getting toward the 101. west 80 very slow into the city. also south 101 starts to clear after an accident moving out of lanes at 92. slow, slow southbound 101 and the south bay routes. there you go. for the latest traffic and news updates, find us on facebook. search nbc bay area. we'll see you again at 8:56.
8:30 now on this columbus day. it's monday morning, october 8th, 2012. a day off for kids across the country. we have a big crowd in rockefeller plaza celebrating this beautiful but i have to say a little bit chilly. did we ever find out the temperature in. >> getting better, getting better. >> used to be able to see it on the wall. oh, well. >> i didn't see it. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt and natalie morales here. coming up, if you need to add pieces to your ward wroeb, and
you were just saying you needed pieces, we have some websites that will change how you shop from everything from shoes to makeup and so much more. >> exclusive preview. a big night on "the voice," battle round begins turning teammate against teammate. two of the most popular contestants from the audition phase will perform for us live this morning. >> love the battle grounds. >> excited about that. >> what would columbus day be like without our favorite italian favorite? they are here cooking up a feast like they always do. counting down the minutes. >> when i know they are coming i don't eat for 24 hours beforehand and also doing our "take 3." a bride who is asking her bridesmaids to meet a certain amount of demands, shall we say, if they want to be bridesmaids. >> bridzilla to a whole new level. but first a check of the weather
with maria in for al. >> you got everybody up, the whole crew, 5:30 to come on by. >> yes. >> that's true, and not a lie? >> yes. >> what's your name and where are you from? >> i'm jack hardy from macon, georgia. welcome, jack's a cutie pie, mom so you've done good. a look at the weather. big question, how long is the chill going to last? the next few days. a look at this early week. huge amount of territory below average, 10 to 20 degrees for your average high temperatures. it's only going to be above normal in the pacific northwest. we get into the middle part of the week and still have a lot of territory below average, and then can you see by later in the week it's still everywhere from the northern plains into the northeast staying below average. a little bit closer to average with some rain as we get to the southwest on into the 8:32. back-to-work monday. expecting light showers today. we stop the clock on your future cast at 11:00. getting a little band of rain over the greater bay area. it won't last long. by about noon today it clears
out. 1:00 p.m. lots of sunshine. you'll hit about 67 in santa cruz and 65 degrees in san francisco. as we head throughout tomorrow, a better chance of rain and we'll clear out by wednesday. >> you can check out the weather where you are any time at weather.com. willie, over to you. >> maria, thank you very much. coming up next, four shopping websites to add to your list of favorites. that's next but first this is "today" on nbc. ask me what it's like when my tempur-pedic moves.
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>> with all your online shopping needs. >> we start with shoe dazzle, why do you like this? >> shoe dazzle has an amazing way to invite visitors to come and within moments the site curates all of the best picks for you, makes a shoe room, a showroom, and then your friends can all shop through your showroom and can you shop through the site. anything you buy whether it's the handbags that they have now sent to you as accessories or shoes, 39.99. >> are these different brands, or shoe dazzle its own brand? >> it is its own brand, have other brands but they style for "the biggest loser," they wanted wider soles, chunkier heels and for all the seasons shoe dazzle was able to perform for me. >> all for
you. we love vintage. very cool to have that unique piece but who has time to go and dig for treasures and such a bummer when you go and you don't find it. chelsea girl is a website made from a vintage connoisseur. shops for all these pieces available on our site. 5% of anything that you buy, goes to the charity of your choice. best part. if you've always been looking for that jacket, that buttery leather jacket or that perfect broach chelsea girl will go out and shop it for you. >> really. >> so you have a personal vintage shopper. >> very expensive look here? >> depends on your price, depends on your budget, but her prices are really, really great and i love that celebrities like rachel zoe will be shopping on it and then people like myself and my own friends and even my mom loves to shop on it. it's really fun. >> last but not least, a very popular site. >> yes. >> popular. >> 17 million people already
know about this, but here's why i love polivor. not only do members go in and create steps that inspire you to see what you would wear to work, to a day at the park or for the weekend what, i use it for, if i have pieced in my closet, you know you've wornior our own, they shop for new pieces and break down pieces, dana max blacktop and skirt. i just picked some staples that i have in my closet, went and typed them in, and if you see here, polyvore came up with different sets on other members on how i can wear these pieces differently. >> wow. i have this particular skirt or i have a maroon skirt. >> do it either way. >> i do it that way, too. red skirt. what do i wear for this tan and black dress, and chances are you'll find different pieces that other people have created. >> like having your own personal jeanie mai right there. >> everybody could only wish. >> thank you so much. >> and we should mention, by the way, style network is a division
♪ wait till i get back ♪ daddy's gonna love one and all ♪ ♪ and i feel the break, feel the break, and -- ♪ >> back now at 8:42 with an exclusive preview of the battle rounds that begin tonight on the nbc hit show "the voice," brian mcloughlin and add am keith from team adam levine. guys, good morning. >> hello. >> we didn't even bring out the fog machine for pete townsend. that's how big you are. we've got fog for you. is this strange for the two of you because in the battle round format they have turned teammates against each other, brother against brother?
is it odd to be competing against a guy who has been your teammate? >> had a great time with it. friends going into it and we saw it. such different singers. we'll do our own thing and they will like one more than the other. not me against him. trying to do the best i could, and we're so different. brian, has to be a little bit of tension. at the end you want to win "the voice" and you have to eliminate him to do that. >> both well prepared and trained really well going into it. it is weird because we've become really good friends, but we're just -- we're both hungry for it, you know, so it's just -- it's down -- it's up to the coaches really, you know. >> an interesting twist to the format this time around. whoever is eliminated tonight may not just quite be done because one of the other teams could pick you up, whether it's christina or seal oerk cee lo, you'd like to go if god forbid you're eliminated? >> if i'm eliminatedo[ happy i anyone wants to steal me, a tough decision depending on who it is.
hopefully that wins. >> is there a strategy tonight when you go head to head? differently than singing onok yr own up there? >> just do your thing, and enjoy it. like i just -- we couldn't help but keep laughing with each other, even when it came down to the performance. just having a good time the whole way through, and that's what we both want to do, just giving it our all. >> you have mary j blige helping you. is that intimidating walking into a studio with not only adam but mary j blige? >> unbelievable. one of the biggest stars in music. we're in there now working on a song and giving me advice. it was unbelievable, and it was intimidating at first but at end of the day it was constructive, and they were trying to help us and sort of make us the best that we can be so it's really exciting. >> i'm going to stop talking and let you guys sing. we'll fire up the fog machine and let you gays go. gentlemen, take it away. ♪
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this morning on "today's kitchen," what's on the menu, a columbus day feast. we're preparing a special meal using some of the ingredients that christopher columbus had. guaranteed. okay. here to help us, mary, anthony and an. happy columbus day. >> thank you. >> happy columbus day. >> he sailed with the prosciutto. tonight we invited christopher columbus to come to our restaurant tonight. we went to him on the nina, the pinta and -- >> santa maria. >> the first thing we did, one
of his favorites. it's a polenta with sauteed apples and prosciutto. he loved prosciutto, loved it. >> good man. >> now we have a new thing. these cans can be bought in kitchen supply stores or online, and they are sardine cans, and we make this appetizer with raw tuna, okay. and a little salt, garlic, a little pepperoni. >> that looks good. >> and some lemon. >> but you don't serve it raw. >> wait, wait, wait. >> i can't wait. look. it's hot oil. whoa! >> it just cooks it right up in there. >> you bet. >> and in two minutes we cover it. >> yeah. >> and in two minutes, a merial.
>> oh, my gosh. >> wow. listen, if you have a lot left over, can you make tuna salad tomorrow. >> i love it. that's a show stopper. thank you so much. >> over to anthony. this is your guy. >> we're on the ship, right, we're rocking back and forth. >> i'm with you. >> what we having for dinner, who wants to eat? everybody is fishing, but we have stuff on board so let's start with like a fish stew. so let's use garlic. >> okay. olive oil, a little olive oil. going to have a little onion on board. marjoram and oregano, a little red pepper. we're going to start with that, really let that cook really well, a little fennel. >> he was on that ship for five days and it's all fresh. >> on the ship saying what are we going to do today, you know what i'm saying? then we cook that down. we'll add the tomato. going to add a little white wine. >> smells good. >> that's going to reduce.
tomato sauce, okay. now, the fish. i don't want to push the fish in the stew because it's going to break up. it's very tender. we're going to use a bronzino. cook this right on top, cover it and almost steam it. a little bit more salt, and a little olive oil. we're going to cover it for 10, 15 minutes. it's going to come up. we're going to serve it like this. >> beautiful. >> add a fresh day-old bread or crunchy bread. >> in 10, 15 minutes, that's it to cook it right through. >> exactly. >> that's all it takes. >> would have been lucky to have that aboard that ship. that's beautiful. >> all right. >> what are we working on back here? a brown butter apple cake? >> that's right and even christopher columbus knew that butter makes everything taste better, you know, so here we're starting and it's apple season. choose which ever apple you like. we're sauteing it in some brown butter. we want it to soften. >> you leave the skins on.
>> leave the skins on. >> and then here we have our mixture of almond flour, regular flour and some sugar. >> mm-hmm. >> and now we're just going to add this in. i know it's a tight squeeze. >> no, no, no, if i could just move you. >> in other words, get out of my way. >> on the ship there's not a lot of room. >> exactly. >> so we mix this in. >> okay. >> now we're going to blend this to together, and once again it's pretty simple, yeah, and then we're going to add our egg whites. >> okay. >> we mix it together, vanilla, and then we'll put it in our pie shell. >> okay. >> how long do we bake it for? >> we're going to make it for about 15 minutes at 350. >> is that how long you blend it, just that fast? >> it's a little more done. >> well, you know. >> i'm not used to -- >> we have all the time in the world. >> this is truly a holiday.
>> so we are going to just mix this around. we'll bake it for about 15 minutes at 350, and then this is what it shall look like, and we top it off with some caramel sauce. >> how do you make that? >> this is very simple. it's just, believe it or not, can water and sugar and heavy cream, so they simple. >> how christopher columbus would make caramel sauce. >> i liked to end every meal with it. >> he's coming to us tonight. he's not cooking. >> has a reservation, by the way. >> you know, this is the way it is. >> okay. >> and who is eating presen ini? >> i am. >> you can't pick it up. we better not. >> here we go.
>> as we eat, we are going to check in with jason kennedy who is downstairs and he has a look what's coming up in the next hour. >> hello, savannah. practicing my putting stroke. playing golf for 15 years. here's this upsetting this. michael phelps guy, 18 gold medals, the swimmer, he's in scotland. over the weekend he decides i'm going to just start playing golf, so here's the shot. i'm not a numbers guy, but that's really far away. it's 153 feet which is like 50 yards. >> wow. >> the putt, yes, it's still going, and going and going, i haven't even done this in 15 years, does it after just a couple of days of playing golf. he makes it look easy. am i jealous? is that why i'm talking like this. i'm very jealous. a great "take 3" coming up. the first male model on "the price is right." willie, come on, we're excited about this. >> so sorry you didn't get that. >> i submitted my head shot but to no avail. too much polenta goes right to
the behind. >> thanks so much. >> first on a monday morning we get a check of your local news and weather. it is 8:56. good morning. i'm marla tellez. half moon bay's annual pumpkin weigh off is happening as we speak. last year's winner broke a state record. organizers hope for a new one to day as safeway is offering a $25,000 pritds if someone brings in the world's first one-ton pumpkin, that's 2,000 pounds. the winners will be on display this weekend at the half moon bay pumpkin festival.
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back now with more of "today" on this monday morning. it's the 8th day of october, 2012. we've got a big columbus day crowd hanging out with us on rockefeller plaza. we're saying hello to them on a chilly day here but enjoying it very much. good morning, again. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt, and coming up we haven't eaten a lot of polenta. we'll tell you how to get healthy. really good ideas and ways to add to your routine. a week long health and welln we are starting with simple things to do to incorporate into your daily routine. >> i'm living healthy right now. i'm living well. also ahead is the take three segment.
come on down the next male model on "the price is right." one of the hot topics in our take three. our special guest is jason kennedy. >> is that the cabbage patch? >> look at this. he's modeling a new gas range or a camper or whatever may be in the showcase showdown. >> exactly, by amana. then also ahead cupcakes. we went from health and go to cupcakes. they're going to share special recipes for halloween treats when we start in a few minutes. we check in with natalie morales who a dhek on the top stories. good morning. minnesott romney is tacklin foreign policy today. the obama came taken is dismissing the romney remarks calling the republican a, quote, unmitigated disaster on foreign policy. in the meantime an infusion of
cash for president obama came in sunday night at a star-studded fund-raiser in california. joking about his lackluster debate performance last week, he quipped that unlike the a-listers in the room he doesn't always perform flawlessly. voters in venezuela have re-elected she have virginia for another six-year term. he's a long-time critic of washington. he defeated the opposition leader despite growing frur frustration with crime and power outag outages. 27 new cases of fungal meningitis emerge spreads to nine states. 91 people are now infected as the new england drug company widened the recall. the steroid is frequently used to the treat back pain, and authorities say thousands of patients may have been injected with drugs from the affected facility. a mixed report on the state of security at one of the
nation's busiest airports. screeners as newark had carrying out pat jodowns directly. they say screeners take appropriate action on restricted item about 25% of the time, but screeners did get perfect scores on removing prohibitive items and displays good listening school. police believe a backpack and water bottle found sunday belong to a 10-year-old denver area girl missing since friday. >> we believe the backpack to be jessica's. >> the focus of the investigation into the disappearance of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway shifted on sunday after her backpack and water bottle was found 15 miles away from her home. >> we believe it's her backpack allows our investigation some focus. it also broadens and expands that investigation. >> you see anything significant get our attention. >> reporter: jessica's mother
was the last to see her as she left for school on friday. her mother just finished her overnight shift and woke to discover she disappeared. >> if you've got her, get her back to her parents. we would appreciate it. she's a beautiful, wonderful little girl, and we want her back. >> if it was my child, i would want someone out here looking for my child. >> hundreds of people from jessica's colorado community joined the search over the weekend. >> you have a community out here right now pulling together to find every piece of evidence they can to get this girl back to her mom. >> jessica's father lives in missouri. her parents were in court recently regarding custody, but police say at this point there's no person of interest in her disappearance. an amber aalert has been in effect for jessica since friday. the international space station is getting a special delivery from the u.s. an unmanned privately owned rocket and cargo capsule launched sunday night bringing 882 pounds of food, clothing and
other scientific supplies to the space station. perhaps the most anticipated item in the dragon capsule? a freezer with check late vanilla swirl ice cream. they have turned to the private sector. the a spectacular crash caught on tape sent a california liquor store owner to the hospital. security cameras were rolling as the truck came drashing through the wall. the driver who fled the scene was tracked down and charged with driving under the influence. liam kneeson's was at the top of the box office in $50 million. hotel transylvania dropped into second place and pitch perfect moved up to third. it's five he minutes past the hour. let's go to maria in for al. it's election season, and these guys are saying rock the vote for your pets.
what's this about? >> check out america's pet debate.com. what we do is purina is donating a adollar for every vote you do to the pet partners veteran program. go to the website and put your vote in. >> dogs, cats living in harmony. that's all i'm going to say. perhaps you feel the chill taking your first friend out for a walk this morning. indianapolis at 37, look at oklahoma city, 33 degrees. you got down to 31 this morning. your earliest october freeze on record, and of course we're going to be below average in about all the spots, even with the daytime sunshine in some of these regions. look at washington, 17 degrees below the average today. dallas is 66 and 15 degrees below your average. you have to head out west to find any temperatures that are good morning to you. 9:06 now. taking a look at your futurecast. we're expecting a band of rain to move over the bay area
between 10:00 and noon. tomorrow we have a better chance for rain. temperatures will stay cool all week long. 69 in fremont, 69 in oakland and 65 degrees in san francisco. after we get rid of those showers tuesday into wednesday, the cold front comes through and we drop your temps into the upper 60s by thursday. you'll likely be pulling out that jacket. >> andat's your weather. savann savannah, back to you. >> maria, thank you. now it's time for today's "take 3" where we talk about stories that caught our attention and our special guest is jason kennedy practicing his dance moves all morning. jason, good morning. >> good morning. >> what are we going to talk about today, male models? >> may i lead off. >> please do. >> lead story, a male model on "the price is right" introduced for the first time, rob wilson of boston, a model and an actor, won a male model open casting call, 26 finalists competed. >> how did they get that name tag on him? that's going to hurt when they take it off.
>> viewers voted online so rob gets a week-long gig on the game show. so they are famous for their models, jason, we know, that despite the better efforts of you and me. you didn't do it, but these guys, i don't know, what do you think? >> here's what i don't understand. i heard about this four or five months ago this, campaign. they did this online thing and narrowed it down from like 300 guys to 26. it's for a week. give the guy a full season, for crying out loud. why five episodes. >> i think it's time. time we see some men in there. give the ladies something to watch. >> and you would know this. what does it take to be a good spokes model? >> i don't know what you mean. >> jason kennedy has good socks. >> need good socks. >> on "the price is right" you're not a spokes model, just a model. so when the showcase showdown comes out you have to do that and reveal. >> it's completely sexist. >> way to take a turn. >> i don't want male models touching the plinko chips.
>> i don't know what that means exactly. >> me either. >> i'm impressed you know about the plinko chips. >> plinko is a great game. do things online. put them through a series of challenges. there was writing, singing, faking excitement. you don't see that on the show. they go like this. >> all skills that are used. >> publicity stunt probably, generate some ratings and keep it alive. >> a lot of female viewers will be happy to see it. >> finally cracked the glass ceiling, jason. did it after all these years. >> what's take 2? >> this is unbelievable. so there is apparently a bridezilla on the loose, leaked on gawker over the weekend that a bride apparently has basically set a lot of ground rules for her bridesmaids, and first off saying, you know, you have the chance to opt out if you don't want to be a brides maids, but if they say -- she basically says a couple of things here. you all have a big role in this wedding so before we continue i'll be setting some ground rules. very important you read and think about everything through
before you accept this honor to be a brides maid, and she said if money is tight and you can't afford to contribute to say the bachelorette party or won't be able to afford a dress, then l and myself don't have time to deal with that. >> she takes a tone. >> talk about bridezilla. >> a bit of a tone. >> a bit? >> the letter is hilarious. >> it is. >> because she's so tough. just not suffering. if you can't show up, if you can't afford a gift, not going to be there, you need to tell me by wednesday if you're going to be a bride, so it's really hilarious, her tone but you do understand she wonders if you're going to say you're going to be a brides maid you should commit and i understand -- >> are you defending? >> no. >> this woman is out of control, in my minute. >> i would respond with undescribe. asking them to be in three separate states, and i love my favorite part. if you can't do this whole fitting thing, we'll work it
out. work in some sort of a system. if you can't fly in for all of the fittings. >> doesn't have time to wait around for your responses, if you don't respond right away. >> your fault is always on you. >> by the way, respond. >> some would-be bridesmaid had the last laugh because it ends up on gawker. >> leaked to gawker. >> these people already knew this woman, right? brides ma bridesmaid, they know what she is. maybe it's not a surprise. >> have you ever met anyone that was a bridezilla or gone to a wedding? >> never dealt with a bridezilla situation. been in a bunch of weddings. >> thank goodness i haven't. fortunately i've been part of their weddings, all been amazing and very low key and this is like taking it to a whole new level. >> groomsmen don't speak to each other like that. hey, bro, here's a wallet, thanks for being in my wedding. a little different for brides. >> take 3 is affleck's apology. ben affleck sideswiped a car over the weekend and apparently knocked off the rear view
mirror. this happened in los angeles. no driver around so good old ben did the right thing and left a note on the windshield. hi, i knocked off your mirror. very sorry. will cover everything. ben, and he left a phone number. i think it's a number -- >> which wasn't his. >> a publicist. >> exactly. that's good. >> nice guy. i like him. >> why are we surprised when celebrities act like human beings? what did you think he was going to do? >> i knocked the mirror off your car. you can kick my academy award. >> i was going to say let me play devil's advocate. >> would he have done that if the paparazzi wasn't there? you would want to believe yes. >> of course he was. >> he was there with his kids like a couple hours later. he's a dad. would totally do the right thing. >> would i have him sign my rear view mirror and put that on ebay. >> great. >> there you go. >> can knock my rear view mirror off any time. >> what's our bonus? >> in case you missed it earlier, michael phelps, started playing golf a little while ago.
in scotland over the weekend playing in a tournament. this is 17 seconds long. that's how long this putt was. 153 feet. that's basically 50 yards. >> is it going to go in? >> all downhill? >> it's downhill. >> so, wow. >> did i mention he just started playing? >> he's got 18 gold medals. >> wow. >> whoa. >> he's beating me at a game i've been playing 15 years. i haven't even gotten close to that. >> the longest putt in history. >> it was televised. >> yeah. >> that's pretty impressive. >> he's good at everything he touches. >> unreal. >> look at him. >> it's upsetting. >> hey, world. >> he's like i'm going on tour. i'm joining the pga. i'm just that good. >> something most of us never experience. too far away and the ball disappears, assume a bird took it away. >> especially downhill, forget it. lost cause. >> oh, man. >> jason kennedy, thanks for hanging around. >> appreciate it. >> good luck on the spokes modeling gig. i think it will work out. >> coming up next, ways to get healthy, but first these messages. ah.
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this morning we're kicking off "go healthy" week, nbc universal's initiative to inspire us all for better health and wellness, and today what you can do right now to get healthy. do dr nancy schneiderman and jay bauer join us. five tips, changes you can make, that you'll both come up with. the first thing, nancy, top five, simply get moving. >> people don't like exercise. not everybody can go to the gym every morning so every hour on the hour at a desk job, get up
and walk. it cuts down on the risk of heart disease. park away from the store. use the steps. simple things that a generation ago people did. just put movement into your day. >> also you say drinking tap water. >> i'm a big believer in tap water. most municipalities have very safe water. our kids are not getting enough flouride for their teeth now because everybody is using the bottle water. get over the bottled water. >> save some money. >> and when you go to the restaurant they will suggest bottled water. ask for plain old tap water. >> next, take a baby aspirin daily what. are the benefits of this? >> this is a caveat. talk to your doctor. i believe in baby aspirin for me because i have a little bit of heart disease. we know it cuts down on cancer of the colon and risk of heart disease and most strokes. however, it's not for everybody. but for most people, at least consider it. >> okay. you also say we all need to take more time to be in the moment. >> i learned this from my child. we learn most of these things
from our children. i was in the backyard with my son charlie a good eight years ago. simple thing. a butterfly landed on a bush and charlie said, that's today's gift. and i thought in that moment -- >> i love that. >> -- these kids see things that we don't so i take a moment every day to either hear something, smell something or see something and let it be. because we aren't in the moment enough. >> and the last -- >> it helps us. >> the last tip -- sorry to move you along, ladies, want to make sure we get all your tips. time for sleep. >> sleep is the new sex. we talked about it. don't get enough of it. >> i'm for that. >> we don't get enough of it, and there are times you think do i want sleep or do i want exercise? i would argue that sleep is restorative and will put years on your life more than anything else. >> absolutely. >> okay. joy, let's move on to diet, and for those of us who haven't had breakfast yet this morning, what do we start with? >> grab something with protein, an egg, yogurt, even a string
cheese and we know protein in the morning wakes us up so you're going to feel more energized. it's good for weight loss as well. the second thing starting at lunch, you want to incorporate a produce item into each and every meal, so that could be a banana with breakfast, it could be a handful of baby carrots with your sandwich at lunch or sauteed spinach or broccoli with dinner. anything goes. we know that vegetables and fruit will increase automatically the health quotient of any single meal. >> and the more color, the better. >> absolutely. >> mix it around. >> go to the grocery store and these are things to load up on. >> go to the grocery store. top tier, make sure you have reduced-fat cheese that will either say part skim or 2% milk or reduced fat. it's very, very versatile. you'll save yourself some calories and saturated fat. >> okay. >> the other thing is a bag of baby spinach up there, packed with nutrition and bell peppers, loaded with vitamin c which is important for the immune system.
>> people have to wash that. people still have to wash that. don't put it right in your salad bowl. >> canned beans and canned salmon for the omega-3s. >> and pink salmon. >> put it in your desk drawer, so good for you. >> and when it comes to the freezer, vegetables, frozen vegetables are just as good for you as the fresh stuff. >> nuts, put them in the freezer, too. >> they are great in the freezer, crunchy and delicious and frozen berries, great in healthy batters like pancakes and muffin. >> ladies, you can seep talking all day and we can take your tips all day. we've got to go. nancy sniderman and joy bauer. coming up, how do we handle awkward situations? coming up right after this. i usually have a salad with dressing. and tomatoes.
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it is 9:26 now. good morning. i'm marla tellez. this just into our newsroom, a magnitude 3.2 earthquake hit at 9:09 this morning in the fairfield-vallejo area. we are getting reports that some people felt the shaking including one homeowner who wrote in to tell us it felt like a car hit his home. no damage at this point. a 3.2 magnitude quake with an epicenter about 30 miles north of oakland. we'll stay on this and bring you the latest. the president is in the middle of his california fund-raising tour but taking time out from an important piece of business. he is in kur rin county to establish the announcement of the cesar chavez center.
just before 2:00, airs force one is expected to land in san francisco. the president will be at a major fund-raiser at the bill graham civic auditorium tonight. there will be a concert and dinner for supporters. the event is already sold out. we will have a live report on the president's visit during our 11:00 newscast. we'll check the forecast and the roads after the break.
well, it's one of the coldest starts we've had in months with temperatures dropping to low 40s, even upper 30s in the north bay. we'll still rebound nicely to about 72 degrees in santa rosa. 70 degrees in redwood city, mid 60s in santa cruz. rain on the way. we're tracking light showers right now. nothing heavy. getting more of that activity through your tuesday. then wednesday into thursday, the cold front comes through and temperatures drop off to the upper 60s. that's it for thursday. by this weekend we're talking about a warmup, mike. >> christina say it is showers
are coming. right now the live look shows you there's still a good deal of sun off the rooftops here as cars head southbound 101. we have slowing in both directions in menlo park, about oregon expressway. slowing northbound 101 toward vermont getting into san francisco. south 880 slow from about the dakota down to mission boulevard, but starting to clear. back to you. >> thank you so much. we'll be back at 9:56 with our next update.
>> e.t., phone home. >> well, that very long distance phone call was placed 30 years ago. can you believe it? i mean, i still remember going to the movies and watching that. we're going to be celebrating that milestone with one of the stars of the blockbuster "e.t., the extraterrestrial." henry thomas who played elliot will be here. savannah and i both had a crush on him. loved him. >> still do. >> willie geist probably does, too. >> if i look a little tired this morning, i was watching "e.t." last night on cable. seen it a thousand times. i always watch it if it's on. >> and we always cry. >> the very thought of it this morning has the both of you dabbing at your eyes. >> went on the bike and crossed the moon. so good. >> i love that movie. >> pretty excited about that.
what else is coming up? >> well, coming up this morning, we'll take a quiz, i'm told. my first time doing this on the proper social ed death in some pretty awkward situations, and we know natalie needs a little -- >> one of our favorite segments around here. >> we're expertslú in awkward social situations, yes. also coming up, inspiration for a sweet halloween, creepy cupcakes courtesy of the women behind "d.c. cupcakes." we'll show you how to decorate like a pro. >> they do look good. >> a programming note, the band from dup lynn known as the scripps will perform in our studio tomorrow morning. love forward to it. let's get a check of the weathert( from maria larosa in r al this morning. >> a little chilly. in the alone, from new york city to oklaú2h city, temperatures are not just below average but in a few cases setting records so that's going to be an issue this morning from the south into the northeast. a few cold showers and through
the mid-atlantic, places like charlotte and into norfolk is going to feel pretty raw and miserable. showers back into the northeast tomorrow and another quick moving system into the great lakes could bring showers, but they will be rain showers this time. if you're looking for the sunny, warm good monday morning to you. 9:32 now. starting with live look at your dep plor radar. light showers coming down, mostly offshore. a little activity over the peninsula. that will be the case for today. that will keep the temperatures in the 60s. 66 in san francisco and santa cruz. at about 69 degrees in los gatos, even taking your temperature down in san jose with all that cloud cover coming in, a few showers will clear by about noon today. a better chance for rain tomorrow. as we head into the upcoming weekend, a warmup on the way. >> and that's your weather. >> thank you, maria. >> separate the two of you on this "e.t." thing.
>> acting out parts of "e.t." >> i'll be right here. >> what we're dealing with this morning. >> can you handle it? >> coming up, how well do you handle awkward situations, willie? >> i get out of the way. >> what about dorky co-hosts, how do you handle that? >> learning on the job. >> that after commercial. >> a quiz after this. ♪ every little thing has meaning ♪ ♪ i woke up to a light bulb on ♪ every little thing is possible now ♪ [ female announcer ] we've added a touch of philadelphia cream cheese to our kraft natural cheese to make it creamier so whatever you make isn't just good, it's amazing. ♪ ...is amazing with the love that i found ♪ ♪ follow the wings. with the love that i found ♪
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this morning. >> give them all to handle. >> you can handle them and bring it, willie, because these two play to win. >> question one, i'm giving my husband a 40th birthday dinner at a nice restaurant and inviting his family and close friends. but lately his brother and best friends are fighting like cats and dogs over the presidential campaign. i want this dinner to be fun and about my husband. not politics. should i exclude one of them? >> no, absolutely should not. invite them both. both important to your husband. if they can't get through a 40th birthday dinner without fighting about the election, shame on them. >> i agree. >> could you call them just beforehand? >> i would make the phone call and say ground rules no, politics at the party. this is all about 40. >> i think we've got a little give them a little proactive -- >> counseling. >> head's up. one of the thing that's drowning my in box at "the times" is fights breaking out over politics, and if we can't learn to listen to people
respectfully, we've got a big problem. >> don't talk about it at all. can't talk to each other respectfully. >> unless you're a talking head on a cable news show, be polite. >> they are not always polite. >> we can definitely do it, if we can be respectful. savannah and i could. natalie and i could. willie, i don't know about you. >> gets a little heated. >> now we'll move on to chatty bosses. i work for a boss who tells me everything about his personal life, finances, relationships, vacations, cars. i've had it. can i do anything to make this stop, or do i have to put up with it because he's the boss? ps, he's also very sensitive. they are always very sensitive. >> that's uncomfortable. >> i don't know how you broach that. >> part of the job, to listen to his personal stuff. >> when he starts talking, go to the blackberry, go to the computer. >> rude. >> a little passive aggressive. >> and maybe over time.
>> i say reverse the role and start making your own conversation and make him feel so awkward and insecure about the whole thing. >> like how far would you go, natalie? >> so much more devious than i am. >> the roles, completely -- let him know how it feels. >> how about that? >> how about this? i love your "i love lucy" situation but how about this. how about we go -- how about we say, you know, i love talking to you, but i've got a problem. i can't finish my work, or something like that's getting in the way of work. >> so the direct approach? >> you think. >> no. >> i feel like that's irreparable damage to the relationship. grin and bear it. >> this is a tough economy, and it's finally, finally the unemployment rate is coming down. do we really want to send it up because we were honest with our bosses, probably not? >> okay. >> good point. >> question three. >> we're convinced, you win. >> my boyfriend and i were having a quiet drink at a neighborhood bar. a couple came in with a newborn baby and toddler, at the bar.
we were horrified but nobody said anything, not even when the toddler had a meltdown. should the bartender have thrown this family out? >> that's on the parents. >> i've seen this before. >> not the bartender's role. >> bars,gzjjt)qj in bar. >> don't bring the baby into the bar. push the big bugaboo stroller into a crowded bar. i don't get if. >> some expectations of adult zones, right? >> probably. >> would you talk to the bartender, would you go up to mom and dad, what would you do? >> repressive. >> i mean, i'm just shocked that parents don't realize and first of all put themselves in that situation. when your kid is having a meltdown, i as a parent feel the need to like, okay, let's get out of here right away so i don't know if there's a way to kind of gently walk by and feel like, gosh, i can't believe the kids would bring the parents to the bar. >> again, she goes passive aggressive. we really know you, natalie. we know you. >> i would avoid. i would leave and go to another bar. hit all the bars. >> there's a third option, ask the bartender for a shot of
bourbon and put it in the bottal the baby. >> you stay off my bar stool i'll stay off your swingset. >> time for one more? >> sure, yes. >> okay. question four. i'm pretty sure my sister-in-law who lives across the countryf'ms had botox. no wrinkles. she looks great, and i'd like to ask her about it because i'd like tos7 my husband thinks i should keep my mouth shut. you? >> i don't think you should ask have you had botox, but could you say, you look so great, what's your skin regimen, i want to cope you and see if she offers it up. >> if she offers it up. >> does your skin regimen include injections to the forehead? >> cut to the chase on this one. unless you see the needle going into the face. >> öright. >> do not mention injectionables. >> back channel it, ask your sister, husband, do it that way. >> but a compliment is a good way to go. >> thank you. >> a little stroke and then the
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>> this morning on "education nation today" an innovative day care program. the first two years of a baby's life offer a short and invaluable opportunity to stimulate learning skills. "today" contributing correspondent jigier checked out one approach that focusses on the early important learning years. >> a level playing field is what single mom wendy moreno wants for her two boys who were attending what she called an inadequate day care. >> if they didn't want to color or do nothing, they would make them watch tv. >> they pretty much waived tv all day long. >> watched tv all day long. >> many children spend a lot of time without having anyone talk to them, without being picked up. >> reporter: psychologist diana rouners is looking to change
this dangerous pattern and starting early within the first 1,000 days of a child's life. >> we do need high quality early education setting, not just so moms can go to work but more importantly so these children can develop the language skills, the behavior skills, the social skills that will allow them to be successful. >> she developed an innovative education system called educare, a year round school that serves the community's most vulnerable children starting at 6 months of age. >> this is a time when education needs to be as rich and as supportive as possible because so much is going on. >> reporter: the head of the center for early childhood education at harvard university has new research that shows how neglect in the first few years of life can actually change a child's brain forever. >> so when a child is getting almost no stimulation, the brain starts to kind of lose its architecture. can you see some of the connections actually wither away and you can get death of brain cells, and the result is a brain
that is less well wired for learning. it's socially and culturally foolish to allow this to happen, right? this is not about everybody ending up the same. this is about everybody starting at a level playing field. >> reporter: which is exactly what the boys got when their mom signed them up for educare, making a choice that she thinks has reshaped their future. >> they have learned a lot. i look as my son, and he's doing everything. he's talking, he's walking, he's saying his numbers. he knows what he's doing. >> reporter: does that make you feel proud as a mom? >> it did, and it makes me feel good. >> reporter: these boys may have started off at an academic disadvantage, but now they are ahead of the game. for "today," jenna bush hager, oma omaha, nebraska. >> and when we come back, spooky treats for halloween. the "d.c. cupcakes" ladies are treats for halloween. the "d.c. cupcakes" ladies are in the building, but first t
this morning on "today's kitchen," delicious desserts. how to make creepy cupcakes for hole beans. sisters katherine kallinis and sophie la monteague of "d.c. cupcakes," showdown, a little bit of siblings rivalry and their new book is called "sweet celebrations." >> good morning. >> you're going to put us to work this morning to show us how to do the decorations. >> two recipes from our cook book, easy to do at home. add half a cup of your favorite halloween candy to the batter and bake it inside the cupcakes and they melt beautifully inside. >> do our signature swirl.
>> i'm not really good with one of these things. >> start in the middle and go around and a burst of pressure. >> okay. >> and that's the best i can do. >> and we'll put a fudge spider web on. >> fewer fudge in here. >> use a squeeze bottle. if you don't have a squeeze bottle, use a ziploc bag and cut a tip >> go down straight and then across and cut each quadrant diagonal. >> the trick is going fast. >> a little less wobbly, and once you have all your quadrants itap the lines. do an outer one and inner one. >> perfect. >> you can tell who is the pro and who isn't. >> okay. >> that looks good. >> and a little spider on top.
>> one more layer. >> by the way, this is an orange butter cream frosting. >> for halloween. the recipe is also in the cook book and we have our monster tie dye cupcakes so fun to make at home with the kids. take your vanilla batter and divide it into four. add color into each one and layer it in your baking pan so a little bit of red and a little bit of blue on top, a little bit of green and a little bit of yellow and bake it in the oven and out it comes looking like a tie dye cupcake. >> that's great for a kid's party. so fun. >> use any color food color, purple, pink, whatever your favorite color is. >> and decorate as a monster. >> take some fandant and use a cookie cutter and roll t.cut out large circles to cover the cupcake. >> and then we'll make the face. >> you'll pipe a circle around,
do the circle around. two eyes, a nose and then four piping tips for teeth. >> that looks great. >> i'm trying. >> and we like to put little german berries on for the nose. >> that's cute. >> and for the eyebrows we like to cut up black licorice and give them scary eyebrows. >> make theme evil looking. >> and it will stay on. >> and you'll let it set. >> and fun jelly beans, different colors. >> all around. >> all around the circle. >> i'll eat the jelly beans as i go. >> it's a crafting day, willie. >> yeah. >> come have fun. >> you're good. >> baking and crafting together. if they tell me what to do, i can do it. >> you want little scary eyeballs. >> there's a baseball theme. yankees versus the red sox helping you out. >> jason varitek from the red
sox and at the end of the episode tomorrow, there's a big surprise ending. >> very big. >> you have to tune in to find out. >> ladies, it's great. thanks so much. katherine and sophie, thank you. >> do some quality control over here. thanks, ladies. coming up, kathie lee and hoda after your local news and weather. >> thank you.
police took the home's front door as evidence. they say ko's car is missing. police are looking for a 2011 sky blue subaru out back, idaho license 1a1f680. a vigil is planned for 8:30 tonight outside the home in hercules. they've created a website welovesusieko.com to create awareness about this case. here is christina with the forecast. >> plenty of 40s and 50s left over in the bay. in san francisco i've taken your numbers down through the inland cities. only 69 degrees expected in san jose. 71 in places like livermore. as we head throughout the remainder of the week, we'll talk about cool conditions. by the end of the week, we've got a warmup on the way. beach weather will return to the bay area. >> three days without beach weather, you can do that in california. this is 101, watching the volume
start to fluctuate a bit. right here at university you're okay. the maps will show you slowing in the area. that same section for 1012. embarcadero, a stall reported in the third and fourth lane. here west 580 comes towards park, you have a stall there as well. maybe a minor accident at the scene as well. overall, the maze and the approach to the bay bridge looking fine. lower deck closure at treasure island, closed, construction work pretty typical this time of day. no slowing across the water in either direction. >> for the latest traffic and news updates, find us on facebook, just search nbc bay area. we'll be back at 10:26. we'll see you then.
from nbc news, this is "today." with kathiely gifford and hoda kotb. >> hey,everybody, it is funday monday, october 8th, happy columbus day to everyone out there. it is freezing out there. >> it is, and friday it was 80s and gorgeous. and in parts of the midwest they have snow. >> colorado has know too, i mean the temperatures are in the freezing -- let's keep in mind
it's october 8th, okay? and even in dc are democrats are normally in the 70s, it in the 50s. >> can we talk about your outfit because this outfit rocks, i have something similar in my dressing rook, and now i regret not picking it. >> okay, this is velvet pants and a bank top. it takes 20 pounds off of you. look at that. i walked in and a camera that's never said anything to me in four and a half years said "like it." they come in all kinds of different -- lysee.com.
look at the jeans, they don't -- there is no zipper, and they cover up anything. you think you'll never get in them, and then you do. >> it's lysse.com. and the pants are $74 and the tank tonight is $54. we had to do it right away because we just did -- and i wish i would have worn mine. >> are they comfy? >> yes, and they come with like leather up the sides -- and just the older i get, i want comfort, baby. >> i'm going to do this really quickly. again, these books usually bore
me. but "killing kennedy" reads like you're watching it on tv. >> and ridley scott is making a movie out of it. >> parallel stories, it's brilliantly written. if every history book was written like these, we all read them. let's move on to weekend. >> you have a big weekend. >> well, thursday i went and spoke at the pink chair luncheon, and those girls turn it out. the organizers and the group, it was such a great group of people. it was for breast cancer.
i play my music, i force it on them. and great, great ladies, these are all breast cancer survivors, and it was just a great day. >> a fashion show -- >> yeah, $450,000 that day. >> last night, my lady who does my nails and colors and all of that stuff, told me that all of the ladies in her salon can only talk about hoda woman came to west port. >> scandalous previews open saturday. >> saturday passed, we were in a recording studio, and we were in a studio, and you see some of the ensemble in the back. it's the first time you hear the
orchestration with the singers. it's thrilling for everybody. and bruise coughlin makes a 15 piece orchestra sound like a 40 piece. >> i snuck in the back, and the singers are off the hook. and when you watch them perform, there is a fun show you will see when you so go to the show, there is a son "a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do." >> she loves a good hooker number. >> yeah, who doesn't? tickets, some people go, oh, i want to go, and previews are coming up. previews is a wonderful time where you get to put up your show in front of an audience --
>> and the critics. >> no, they have to come at the end of previews and you get to change and make adjustments in your show, and i won't know until we have living breathing humans in front of us. we want to make that available for people who think they can't afford maybe broadway tickets. >> so this will happen just for previews, because it doesn't open until november 15th. so if do you buy a ticket, you can bring someone with you for free. >> people love previews, they'll come a few times to see the changes that are made. it's not that unusual. say on a saturday night there's a chunk that doesn't work, i'm up all night writing, and they rehearse, and it goes in the
next performance. and it's thrilling. >> remember that. >> we would love to see you, everybody. >> when are you coming? >> saturday, the first night, and bringing a posse. >> thank you, i'm going to make an announcement later in the week. there is going to be a place, to be announced, where we will party with you somewhere else. >> so like work, but somewhere else. >> yeah, in a restaurant. this we cannot believe, the woman who reinvented the term bridezilla. if you have ever had a wedding, and had bridesmaids, this woman wrote this note, and it is terrifying. >> it says it's very important
you read and think everything through before you accept this honor to be a bridesmade. we want every single of of them at our parties. if you know you can't make it to a party, then we have to find someone else. i would like everyone to send me any dates their planning on going away after february. and if you can't afford a dress or money for the ba bachelorett party. i'm not going to harris you with wedding stuff every hour of everyday, but if it's something important and it takes you a week or even two to three days to get back to me, see ya. >> i can't read any more. >> if you don't think you can make it to one marty, and not
the rest, i'll have to take you out. >> she said it's going to be the most epic wedding ever. >> if you are -- if this is legit, we would love to introduce this person. we can't imagine someone that wants to spend his life with her. >> and i can't believe someone would send that out. >> who does that to so-called friends. >> that's sick. i'm grossed out, i need a drink. >> once again, we have passed over as the sexist woman alive. "esquire" magazine named mila kunis sexist woman alive. >> congratulations, she's with
ashton kutcher these days. do you stop being the sexist woman in one year? can we congratulate drew brees. johnny unitis had a record since 1950s what happened last night, drew brees broke the record. it was the 48th consecutive touchdown pass, and johnny's son was there, and drew brees is such a sweet guy. >> he's the kind of person that treating everybody the same no matter who they are. his wife, who is adorable, and the baby, eating with a spoon.
>> he was in the studio, speaking to someone in the crew, and kim kardashian walked up, and he held eye contact, she stood there and waited, and when he was finished, he talked to kim. >> he really has priorities straight. it's so easy to lose your perspective on life when you are adored and worshipped -- >> don't know if we want to thank this next person coming up, but susie lynn posted this facebook photo, and i guess we look horrible. >> thank you susie lynn -- >> you know what? those free phrase things are
hysteric hysterical. >> this is delectable. have you ever been to alice's teacup in new york city? it's really a girly thing, but this is a pumpkin scone, and it's the definition of fall. >> what does it taste like? >> they have it year round, but if you do it with a pumpkin coffee or tea -- yum. >> we're going to have a segment later on where you kind find all kinds of different things available to raise money for breast cancer. this was sent to us, and it's absolutely beautiful. and it's $59 and it goes to one of the foundations. along with these cute bra bracelets -- what is it?
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i was telling you something. he became on '80s icon. and we're excited to hear that he is back on tv with a brand new nick at night show called "see dad run." >> he is a favorite tv dad, but when the show ends, and his wife returns to work, he has to learn the ins and outs of being a stay at home dad. >> i lost jane. >> i don't know where my daughter is. >> retrace your steps.
>> how do you lose a kid? >> didn't you say it was at charlotte's mommy's house? >> i don't know where charlotte's mommy is. i thought nothing could drag you back to sitcoms. >> yeah, i was kind of done, and my partner called me up and asked if i would read a script, and i said no. >> after the reality show, i was done, i was with my wife and kid, we have a foundation that my wife runs and i help with, and i was just happy playing golf and hanging out with my family, and this thing came out of the blue and he said would you read it? and i said no. >> and i said do you like it?
>> and he yeah, do you like it? and then it was like we're shooting a pilot? >> and it's 20 episodes. >> yeah, we shot the pilot, and we work at paramount, on the old happy days studio, and when i got back to work i realized that i really like doing this, and i missed it. >> it's the old way of doing it where you do it monday through friday and you have an add -- audience in front of you. >> yeah, every day i go to work is a good day. >> the cast looks fun, tell us about the group. >> mark curry plays my great friend. he is great. ryan newman, bailey brown, and i
have a sister on the show, and just a great bunch of people -- >> you know how important that is when you get up and you're going somewhere to make something, you have to love the people. >> yes, and the producers and creators are great people. guy to work every day, and the best thing is i'm 52 years old now -- >> oh my god. >> you look great. >> anyway, machio -- >> do you have a problem with italian? >> i'm getting old. >> you're drinking red wine. >> that's what we do.
>> and i'm in a place now where i get up and i enjoy the fact that guy to a place what i like, and i'm not worried about what comes next anymore. >> a lot of people think of you and they think of joannie loves chachi, do you keep in touch? >> no, somebody just told me that, and i went oh, sorry, don't know. >> great to see you and back on tv. we are going to meet your wife and beautiful daughter in the commercial break. >> great to see you. >> it premiers this coming sunday on nick at night. >> all right, we're going to see your face here when we announce your fan of the week. [ female announcer ] you know the difference between paying more
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♪ you are exactly ♪ ♪ one of a kind ♪ ethan you're cooking away! ( dad ) thanks, ethan! who wants a pizza? i'm gonna cut the pizza. careful it's hot! what flavor is that ? lemon green! good job, ethan! ♪ clean up time clean up time ♪ ♪ clear the table make it shine! ♪ monday, and it's time to review our fan of the week. this week, it's karen cooper from michigan, who tuned in and is a stay at home mom. she always ready for a tie breaker even if the score is not actually a tie breaker.
she has a crush on willie. once she puts her daughter on for a snap, sometimes she wants to watch with her, and she thinks she takes over hoda. we're joining in the celebration by sending karen to the caribbean islands. you will sail like a diva, yo go pu puerto rico. >> we have a couple other fans in the studio, they were at this great event that we had, and we're so glad that you waved to the folks at home. and she lost half of her body weight. after your local news.
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cool day with the potential for a few light and isolated showers. we stop the clock at noon, getting a little activity in the north bay down to san francisco. by 1:00 p.m. we clear you out. the temperatures stay cool today. 69 in concord, 71 in wren wood city. better chance of rain through the greater bay area through tomorrow. look at the clouds in the east bay, a light flow of traffic from the oakland side to san francisco. columbus day looks like it's been a major factor for the east bay. we had an earlier accident, finally cleared from west 580. that clears through oakland. 880 still a little slow areas north of the coliseum headed to the area. also the castro valley y starting to clearup over the san mateo bridge. that's good news for this monday morning. coming up at 11:00, the president is flying into the bay area today. we'll talk about where he will be tonight. searching for a world record breaking pumpkin. the great weigh off is wrapping
up. the winner in a live report. the 11:00 news starts in 30 minutes. we'll see you then. we're back on this fun day monday with today's buzz, recapping the celebrity news you might have missed over the weekend. we'll have the hottest stories. jason kennedy, our friend from e news. beyonce joins jay-z, was that a surprise? >> it was a surprise, it was his eighth and final concert at the bark lay. she gets up for two songs, closes the show out. the sopping forever young. i have to pay for it if i keep singing it. she closed the show out. my buddy john, took this footage, no lie -- >> the audience must have gone crazy. >> they were going insane. the best part about the whole thing, they kissed at the end. they're not very passionate in
public. >> well they made a baby so they were once kind of passionate. >> hello. >> i like how he rolled into the concert. i'll give you a multiple choice, did he roll in on the train, helicopter, or rolls royce. >> i heard he took the subway. rolled in with the nypd. >> the fastest way to get there. >> we have news about hulk hogan, he is our guest tomorrow. >> we love the hulk. >> this is unfortunate. >> i hope mine never gets out. >> where do 0 i go from there? will were rumors this was coming out, apparently shot in 2009. the woman in the sex tape is the ex-wife of one of his best friends. that's interesting. >> ex-best friend now. >> she's upset about it. he's upset. they've lawyered up. i think at the time they had already split up.
>> he split up with his new wife? >> no, this was in 2009, he wasn't with anybody at the time. they're upset about this whole thing, and it's just -- it's weird because -- >> who leaked it, do we know? >> no one is saying anything right now? we just now they're lawyered up, and on the exact same day linda hog hogan, his ex-wife, gets a dui. >> if you get a sex tape are you doing it to rewatch it? or to release it? why do people tape themselves having sex, what's the point? >> i don't know how to answer that question. >> is it masochistic? >> it looked planned. was it on a tripod. >> you watched it? >> i watched six seconds for research purposes. research. i have to do my research. >> ben affleck, let's move on, he did what a lot of us did, he knocked a mirror off of a car.
>> it could happen to anybody but what did he do? paparazzi, but he leaves a note, i'm ben, knocked your mirror off, call this number. it wasn't his personal number which is a smart move. it was a woman, i think a publicist or assistant. i would frame the thing, for crying out loud. get the mirror, have him sign it. >> he did the decent right thing. >> people don't do that anymore, especially in l.a., you bump can car and you just drive away -- not me though. >> you're right, because when you're not watching porn -- >> boom! you write notes to your neighbor. >> hi, mom. >> nicki minaj and mariah carey, is it a real thing? what's going on? >> throughout all of this "american idol" had not made a comment and then on friday said this is our best judging panel, we love everybody. they said production is going well.
they say a lot is inaccurate. despite all the accusations production is going well. they said their piece. at this point, especially what mariah said to barbara walters that nicki threatened her. is it for the show? it's one of those things the live shows are going to be very interesting. >> the box office "taken 2" was number one. >> $50 million. >> "pitch perfect" i love -- >> it came in third place, and with the trailer, a lot of people were not sure how it would do. >> it's going to be a big word of mouth movie. >> the girl from "bridesmaids" is blowing up right now. she's great. >> careful. >> what do you know -- >> he can't stay out of trouble today. love you, buddy. >> she's popular. >> she slimmed down seven pant
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local jim. the last time i visited the "today" show was in 2006. i weighed over 250 pounds. i can't wait to come back and show kathie lee and hoda the new me. >> so you encouraged her thursday to help her get over that plateau. >> the best thing you can do to increase the volume and drive down the calories is add freges. this is a before breakfast, 600 calories. now she adds a produce item. she takes some oatmeal, adds
pumpkin puree and milk. now she takes so i milk, frozen berries, greek yogurt, and i will tweet out her recipes. >> there's no derivation. let's look at her before picture, and now let's have nell come out. >> oh my goodness, are you kidding me? wow, you look great. you started off cutting the food and exercising ten minutes a day, how much do you exercise now? >> i go to the gym about six days a week now? >> from 30 minutes to an hour. >> whatever you can fit it.
>> i'm down 92 pounds. >> and her husband is in the house too, and he lost a lot of weight too. >> he'll be out here with us next time. >> do people recognize you? >> no, i have to reintroduce myself, but that means that it's worked and that i have really changed. >> you look gorgeous. >> you look healthy and radiant. congratulations. great accomplishment. >> thank you. coming up next, shop pink and raise money for breast cancer awareness. i've been coloring liz's hair for years.
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and the symbol, aimed at supporting survivors all over the world, is celebrating their 20th anniversary. >> and with us is meghan murphy from "self" magazine. >> 20 years, and "self" is so proud to be the founder. >> in that 20 years, we made such strides. there's been a 30% reduction in mortality. >> and hoda is celebrating that hearse. >> thank you. >> so everything on this table, you vetted it so money goes to charity. >> yes, my skirt too, and this
pin, this is is the dream pin, $12.50, and 20% go to the foundation. she is our super hero, and she cofounded the ribbon. this is a watch from avon, and 100% of the money. and fergie is their representative and she rock it's. this scarf is also 100%. >> you put these over a diaper, they're called ruffle butts, and 50% of that $17 go to the foundation. so finance, too. we know being active and healthy life tile are a great way to
reduce your risk of cancer. these are $34, and they're going to give up to $500,000. soccer, i'm a soccer player, puma is project pink. the ball is $11 and 100% is going to charity. these are from asciis. they partnered with christina applegate, also a celebrity endorser, and up to $100,000 will go to her charity. beauty stuff too, this is a super fun lipstick, $34, 100% goes. it comes in -- look at the little charm. philosophy, love them. >> they're a great company. >> 100% goes to charity. it comes with these fun little messages like "today i will
share my beautiful smile with the world." smashbox limited edition lipstick, and $5 a tube goes to charity. >> and hoda, you will love this little speaker, you lug it into your phone, $40, and that 20% goes to the breast cancer research foundation. >> it works. >> cute phone cases, $48, and up to $15,000 will be donated, more headphones from avon, they're 100%. and this just makes me smile, this is from bloomingdales. when life gives you lemons make pink lemonade.
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it's time for today's wine cellar. today, we're going to become stronger, and faster. >> here are different exercises to help us. this is the executive wine editor, who used to be taken seriously, ray. >> we're going to learn everything about wine in 20 seconds, tannens allow wine to age. take a sip of the first tea, tea has it in there too. take a sip of the eight minute tea, that has been teeping
longer than you would any want tea to seep. taste each of the wines, and tell me which one has more tannens in it. >> one of these is a baroli -- >> how do you know about it? >> i know you love really tart acid isic wine. a little lime juice in this one, get a sense of acidity. and this is a lot of lime juice so it will be much more tartness. part of the acidity is what make it's go well with food. two wines, which one has more acidity in it? one is a pinot grigio.
>> so which has more acidity. >> who can tell after all of the wine. >> oak and wine. >> i don't like it. >> usually i can tell from the color. >> you can smell it, weirdly enough, it has the -- >> i can ually tell from color, i'm going to say just from looking, this will. >> which one has the most oak? it give it's wine and richness. >> a lot of oat is for a richer dish. >> now, blind folds, aromas in
wine. >> smell this, tell me what you think it is. >> it's a vegetable of some kind, like a green pepper. sorry. let me smell. >> i don't know what this is in real life. >> it's a fru, tell us which one this smells like. >> which does it smell and taste like, or leech? >> bingo, you think everything you got -- >> take off your blindfold, we've run out of time, you both one. and you can use this to celebrate together. you got everything right, you're a champion drinker. >> tomorrow, we have a guys tell